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Individual Tax Rates and Regional Tax Revenues: A Cross-State Analysis


Hakan Yilmazkuday


Florida International University

November 2, 2015


Abstract:     
This paper analyzes the effects of state-level personal tax rates on state tax revenue and individual welfare. The policy analysis based on a general equilibrium model suggests that tax revenues would benefit from higher wage-income, sales or property taxes, while any increase in dividend-income tax would result in a reduction of revenues. It is also shown that individuals would suffer from an increase in state-level wage-income tax, dividend-tax or sales tax, while they would benefit from an increase in property taxes. The heterogeneity across states is determined by a TaxIndex, a weighted average of initial taxes at the state level.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 45

Keywords: Regional Taxes, State Tax Revenue, Individual Welfare

JEL Classification: H24, H71, R13, R51


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Date posted: July 5, 2010 ; Last revised: November 3, 2015

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Yilmazkuday, Hakan, Individual Tax Rates and Regional Tax Revenues: A Cross-State Analysis (November 2, 2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1634628 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1634628

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Hakan Yilmazkuday (Contact Author)
Florida International University ( email )
11200 SW 8th Street
Miami, FL 33199
United States
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